Trainee Health Care Assistant

Salary: Initially national apprentice wage progressing to AFC band 2 on development of competencies.

Job type: 13-months, fixed-term contract

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Are you interested in a career in Health Care and want to take your first step in to the NHS?

We are really excited to be offering a fantastic opportunity for new staff to step in to the NHS as a Health Care Apprentice. This is open to anybody of any age who wishes to commence a career in health. This opportunity has the potential to lead you to achieving a nursing registration if this is your dream.

Kettering General Hospital is offering a number of positions for those who can demonstrate that they have a strong commitment to learning, and can demonstrate that they have a caring and compassionate approach in supporting others. In addition, you will be required to exhibit excellent communication skills both verbally and written, and the ability to act with professionalism at all times.

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team gaining valuable work experience and a recognised level 2 apprenticeship qualification in Health. The apprentice pathway allows you to study whilst earning and with all your course costs supported.

If you share our passion for providing the best possible care to our patients and their relatives, and want to work in a team which consistently strives to achieve this excellence then we would like to hear from you. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic with a passion to learn and develop.

To be eligible to undertake the level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship, you must consider the following:

  • There are no age restrictions but we would like you be at least 17 years of age on the interview day (there is no upper age limit);
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years;
  • Evidence of level 3 learning is desirable (ie A levels / BTEC) / life experience
  • Any higher level training you have completed must be in a substantially different field

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Sheila TurnerJob title: Head of Learning and EducationEmail address: sheila.turner6@nhs.netTelephone number: 01536 493772

Please contact Sheila Turner on 01536 493772 or

Job Reference: 264-2537177-COR

Employer: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Trust wide
Location: Kettering General Hospital, Kettering
Salary: £8,115 = £3.90 an hour